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Margie Birdsong (1890 - 1976)

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Margie Birdsong
1890 - 1976
Born
December 2, 1890
Death
May 1976
Last Known Residence
Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey 08618
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Margie Birdsong of Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey was born on December 2, 1890, and died at age 85 years old in May 1976.
Updated: October 4, 2011

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Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey 08618
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Margie Birdsong passed away at age 85 years old in May 1976. Margie Birdsong of Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey was born on December 2, 1890.

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Margie Birdsong lived 14 years longer than the average Birdsong family member when she died at the age of 85.
The average age of a Birdsong family member is 71.
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1890 - 1976 World Events

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In 1890, in the year that Margie Birdsong was born, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

In 1900, she was merely 10 years old when the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1943, she was 53 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1956, at the age of 66 years old, Margie was alive when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1976, in the year of Margie Birdsong's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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